AGILE 2015: Geographic Information Science as an Enabler of by Fernando Bacao, Maribel Yasmina Santos, Marco Painho

By Fernando Bacao, Maribel Yasmina Santos, Marco Painho

This is a booklet is a suite of articles that might be submitted as complete papers to the AGILE annual foreign convention. those papers wade through a rigorous evaluation strategy and document unique and unpublished basic medical learn. these released hide major learn within the area of geographic info technological know-how platforms. This 12 months the focal point is on geographic details technology as an enabler of smarter towns and groups, hence we think contributions that aid visualize the position and contribution of GI technology of their development.

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Nassau and the Best of the Bahamas Alive! (Hunter Travel by Paris Permenter

By Paris Permenter

This fascinating new addition to the Alive! sequence takes you to the cruise send capital of the area – well-liked! "Dawn to nightfall" sections specialize in the simplest daylight hours delights, equivalent to superb watersports, sightseeing, golfing classes, shorelines and interesting museums. "After darkish" sections take you to the easiest nightclubs, piano bars, cocktail lounges and seashore cookouts. enormous quantities of areas to stick and devour are profiled in element, in line with repeat visits through the authors. In-margin icons let you see at a look which actions are being mentioned. Maps. index.

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Tourism and Tourism Spaces by Professor Gareth Shaw, Professor Allan M Williams

By Professor Gareth Shaw, Professor Allan M Williams

This can be a severe advent to the kin among tourism, travelers, and tourism areas. It fuses monetary and cultural views to give an explanation for how tourism depends on position and area, whereas whilst defining these areas and spaces.

Examining diversified degrees of scale - from neighborhood to international - Tourism and Tourism areas is proficient by way of the dialogue of 3 key processes:

- creation and intake of vacationer spaces

- intake and commodification of vacationer experiences

- development and reconstruction of vacationer spaces

Each bankruptcy engages with varied theoretical views; is illustrated with comparative examples and case reviews; makes use of tables, packing containers and figures all through; and concludes with a summary.

An built-in and systematic evaluate of quite a number theoretical positions - that integrates fiscal and cultural - Tourism and Tourism areas may be a key source for college kids of geography, sociology, administration stories, hospitality reviews, and relaxation stories.

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Romantic Escapes in the Caribbean: Lovetripper Guide (Hunter by Paris Permenter

By Paris Permenter

A distinct examine the simplest fast escapes within the Caribbean. Covers Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cura?ao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the USA Virgin Islands.

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Wetlands (Biomes of the Earth) by Peter D. Moore

By Peter D. Moore

The place do wetland habitats happen in the world? What components keep an eye on their distribution? What threats influence those components, and what kind of conservation attempt is important? In a transparent and concise layout, "Wetlands" explores the solutions to those questions and masses extra. starting with a normal assessment of the geography and geology of wetlands - together with lakes, ponds, pothole mires, marshes, temperate and tropical swamps, and bathrooms - this quantity is helping readers visualize this normal habitat. Exploring ecosystems, biodiversity, matters akin to decomposition and fossils, and the heritage and prehistory of this biome, "Wetlands" offers an available advent to the various features of wetland habitats through the global. this present day wetlands are frequently used as water garage platforms and as brokers for the regulate of floods. This quantity discusses the need for conservation of those parts, together with recommendations used to guard present wetlands and methods of rehabilitating these already broken through human task.

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Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape by Yi-Fu Tuan

By Yi-Fu Tuan

Geography turns out to be useful, certainly beneficial, to survival. each person needs to be aware of the place to discover foodstuff, water, and a spot of leisure, and, within the glossy international, all needs to take the time to make the Earth—our home—habitable. yet a lot present-day geography lacks drama, with its maps and statistics, descriptions and research, yet no acts of chivalry, no feel of quest. no longer some time past, even though, geography was once romantic. Heroic explorers ventured to forbidding environments—oceans, mountains, forests, caves, deserts, polar ice caps—to try their energy of persistence for purposes they couldn't absolutely articulate. Why climb Everest? "Because it really is there." Yi-Fu Tuan has proven an international acceptance for deepening the sphere of geography by means of analyzing its ethical, common, philosophical, and poetic potentials and implications. In his twenty-second e-book, Romantic Geography, he maintains to have interaction the wide-ranging principles that experience made him some of the most influential geographers of our time. during this dependent meditation, he considers the human tendency—stronger in a few cultures than in others—to veer clear of the center floor of good judgment to embody the polarized values of sunshine and darkness, low and high, chaos and shape, brain and physique. In so doing, venturesome people can locate salvation in geographies that cater now not loads to survival wishes (or even to stable, cozy dwelling) as to the passionate and romantic aspirations in their nature. Romantic Geography is therefore a paean to the human spirit, that could raise us to the heights but additionally plunge us into the abyss.

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Jerusalem: The Eternal City by David B. Galbraith, D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

By David B. Galbraith, D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

Latter-day Saints are good conscious of the importance of the nice urban of Jerusalem in our theology and within the historical past of God's dealings together with his humans. here's a certain contribution to the literature of the Church ready by way of 3 professors who've a mixed overall of thirty-five years place of dwelling and adventure in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the everlasting urban stories the Holy urban from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 2000 — from Melchizedek to the Millennium. it's the first remedy of the importance of Jerusalem from an LDS viewpoint. throughout the disciplines of theology, historical past, geography, anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and political technology, the publication is a entire research of Jerusalem's multifaceted impact on international heritage via 40 centuries.

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